About Martinique SPIRITS

The leading spirit in Martinique is rum; made from cane juice; it is known as Rhum Martinique Agricole. There are blanc (white), "élevé sus bois" (cask aged) and "vieux"(extra aged) versions. Minimum alcohol level is 40%.

Older Martinique rums, aged six years or longer, are deep amber or bronze in color and offer notes of brown sugar, caramelized nuts, coconut and meringue; medium to full-bodied, these rums have a long finish with notes of tobacco and brown spices. They are priced from $25 to $60, a result of their quality as well as their limited production.
Top Picks for Martinique
J.M. Shrubb
Liqueur d'Orange
Dull amber color. Aromas of freshly peeled orange and cinnamon with a glycerous, bright, sweet medium-to-full body and a peppery, nuanced, medium-length allspice, vanilla, eucalyptus, and honey finish. A complex, spicy orange liqueur that will dress up margaritas and sidecars.
92 points $34.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Rhum Clément
Creole Shrubb Liqueur
Light gold color. Bold, citrusy aromas of orange chutney and peppery spices with a silky, tangy, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a peppery, distinctive, medium-long praline and herbs and spices finish. A superb orange liqueur with great vibrancy and texture for cocktails.
92 points $29.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Rhum Clément
Mahina Coco Liqueur
Clear color. Lively, floral, citrusy fruity aromas of coconut oil and flakes, powdered milk, chalk eraser, and rice flour with a creamy, crisp, very sweet medium body and a tingling, medium-length cane sugar syrup, river water, and gravel finish. A very sweet and sugary coconut liqueur for cocktails.
84 points $24.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab